It’s like riding a bicycle

I was talking to another parent in my son’s class about the weather being so snowy and icy outside that it was hard to walk anywhere without falling. The other parent told me that she has been riding her bike in the ice and snow lately, but is a little nervous about crashing.

I said, “I can’t even ride my bike in the summer without crashing. That’s how I got this scar on my chin.”

She laughed and said, “I remember that happened to me too! I have a scar on my chin from falling off my bike when I was five years old!”

I said, “This happened in September. This year.”

She smiled and moved on to talk to someone more coordinated.



3 Replies to “It’s like riding a bicycle”

  1. ksbeth

    i am exactly like you. i was very excited and rode my bike out of the store (on a dry summer day), and within seconds, tipped off of it and fell down in the middle of the parking lot, crashing into my daughter’s shopping cart. we laughed and laughed and i’m sure people thought we were drunk, but no, just not sporty. )

    • hjonasson

      Some people do that here too and of course with all my summer accidents, I can’t imagine even attempting to ride a bike on ice. 🙂 I guess with the proper tires (and not being as clumsy as I am). Wouldn’t the wind be super cold though? What I need is someone to pull me around on a sled. I think that would go a lot better.

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